By Paul Koch - At the end of the Nicene Creed, we confess together, “I believe in the one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sin, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.” Now, creeds are important to … Continue reading The Apostolic Church
By Tim Winterstein - Imagine having a six-year-old son, who has just been admitted into a prestigious elementary school, who seems happy and well-adjusted. Then imagine that you receive a phone call from the hospital where he was born, telling you that six years ago, there was some kind of mistake and your child isn't … Continue reading What We Know
By Paul Koch – I love this country. I grew up in a proud and patriotic family. We flew the flag in front of our home, and my older brother and I learned how to properly fold it from an early age. Every 4th of July, my dad would light fireworks (though they were illegal … Continue reading The American Dream: Everything and Nothing
By Joel A. Hess - This Thursday, many of us will celebrate the birth of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States. We will not only celebrate our freedom from British rule, but ideally our freedom from any rule. We pride ourselves on being a people free from any tyranny, If … Continue reading The Tyranny of Me
By Cindy Koch - Worrying about the children. Looking over my shoulder to see if anybody is watching. Trying harder to make up for my failures. Keeping quiet to avoid conflict. Taking the path of least resistance. Reciting, “I’m fine, I’m fine.” Stressing when the bills come in. Fighting against my metabolism every waking hour. … Continue reading Un-free
By Paul Koch - This Thursday, on the 4th of July, our nation will celebrate its independence. We will grill food, drink a few beers, and light off fireworks while basking in a healthy patriotism. We will rejoice in what we have come to know as a particularly potent understanding of freedom. Freedom from a … Continue reading Free for What?
By Tim Winterstein - [SPOILERS] Whenever films are based on true stories, there's always a little dramatic enhancement to the story. Sometimes it's to fill in missing details; sometimes it's in the form of actors and actresses (almost always) more attractive than the real people; sometimes it's simply to increase the action so people will … Continue reading Family Ties